Veronica Avila is a labor rights organizer and researcher. She is currently the Strategic Research Associate with the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC), a restaurant workers’ center committed to improving wages and working conditions for the nation’s restaurant workforce. Prior to her work in research she was a labor rights organizer, organizing with several service worker unions and the Chicago chapter of ROC. Veronica holds an MSc in Inequalities and Social Science from the London School of Economics.
DatabitesWhy should you care about the restaurant industry? Data & Society Fellow Veronica Avila explores the consequences of this “alarmingly low-wage industry," its roots in slavery and servitude, and how some employers are using ... Read moreJune 2019